Fluid Coffeebar

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Address: 159 Lincolnway Valparaiso, IN 46383
Hours of Operation:
 Sun through Thur 7am to 9pm, Fri and Sat 7am to 10pm
Staff Contact: Alison Scates / Charles Scates

Public Restrooms: YES
Public Parking: 
NO
Handicap Accessible: NO


    MEET ARTIST JIM WOLNOSKY

  • ARTIST STATEMENT
    Jim Wolnosky has been working with wood and metal for over 40 years. He is an abstract expressionist who loves to dabble in non-ordinary reality. His work references the great painters & jazz artists of the fifties & sixties.
    These stainless steel mobiles would be a single installation. They vary in size from 30″ – 54″ in diameter. Some are free standing, some are to be suspended with stainless steel cable; they are entirely weatherproof and can be hung much as banners are, but do need to be suspended out of reach of teenagers.
  • FEATURED ARTWORK

    Jim Wolnosky | Fluid CoffeeBar | Stainless Steel Ribbon Sculptures (2)

  • MEET ARTIST DEBBIE CARPENTER

  • ARTIST STATEMENT

    I love the “wow” factor: something that makes my eyes pop open, my jaw drop, and my mind explode. Whether it’s a great book, a great movie, or great art in one of it’s many forms, there’s nothing like the first time you see something and all you can think is “Wow!” One exhibit I ran across was by two artists working together who used canvas as more than just a flat surface to paint on. The canvas was used in various ways to sculpt interesting “wow” pieces. It inspired me to try something different. As I admire the things people create with paper quilling, I thought I’d try to see what I could create using canvas instead of paper.

    It took me four months to achieve it. My first two pieces are abstracts, but a simple request from my granddaughter made me think of a way to do a themed picture. My son and his family were building their new home, and Grace was going to have a Paris-themed room. She asked if I could do an Eiffel Tower for her. It took months of thought of how I could achieve this, but I finally figured out a way. “The Graceful Tower” is my first attempt at this style. Thanks to Grace, I now have a whole new world of possibilities of creating beautiful art.

    The whole process combines many of the things I love to do: woodworking, painting, creating, and problem-solving. From building the box frames, preparing the canvas, and figuring out ways to achieve the result I want, every step is challenging and rewarding.

    I hope when others see my sculptures, their first reaction is “WOW!”

  • FEATURED ARTWORK

    Debbie Carpenter | Fluid Coffee Bar | Canvas & Acrylic in a wood box frame; 41 x 27

    Debbie Carpenter | Fluid Coffee Bar | Canvas & Acrylic in a wood box frame ; 30 x 22

  • MEET ARTIST CHRIS GUZMAN

  • ARTIST STATEMENT

    Chris Guzman is a 1995 graduate of the American Academy of Art, has held the title of Official Artist to the Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame in Belfast, NY since 2009, and has taught public school fine arts since 1998.His focus is painting portraits on odd canvases. . . his hand-painted boxing gloves have been prominently displayed in private collections of several household name celebrities, including Drew Barrymore, Mike Tyson, SLASH, and more. Guzman’s studio holds roughly 400 painted gloves that have also been autographed by the celebrity painted. Three years ago, Guzman also started painting directly onto the covers of vintage magazines as a way to upcycle magazines that would otherwise be tossed away. All in all, these pieces demand attention, and prints of these magazine covers have been hot sellers at comic conventions and art shows all over “the Region”.

  • FEATURED ARTWORK

    Chris Guzman | Fluid Coffee Bar | Vintage magazine, acrylic paint. . . . 9×12

  • MEET ARTIST JANUARY EASTON

  • ARTIST STATEMENT
    My work speaks to the social and emotional aspects of human life, and how we can find and expression of relationship and empathy with these variables through animals and environments.
  • FEATURED ARTWORK

    January Easton | Fluid CoffeeBar | Acrylic 48×72

  • MEET ARTIST CLINTON WORTHINGTON

  • ARTIST STATEMENT
    #Worthingtonart. Owner of Worthington Fine Art Studio in downtown LaPorte. 574-876-5794
  • FEATURED ARTWORK

    Clinton Worthington | Fluid Coffee Bar | Acrylic 36×48 on canvas

  • MEET ARTIST RYAN DEMPSAY

  • ARTIST STATEMENT

    Thanks for taking the time to view my profile! I am a twenty-year-old Psychology and Art double major at Indiana University Northwest. I have always been passionate about the arts and intend to continue pursuing various artistic endeavors regardless of where my life may take me.

    The five pieces that I will be displaying for the Pop-Up event are thematically linked. Each piece explores some aspect of the human body with the intent to accentuate the truly artistic beauty of the human form. I am hoping that my work inspires a respect and appreciation for the body that may have previously been overlooked.

  • FEATURED ARTWORK

    Ryan Dempsay | Fluid CoffeeBar | Paper mache, tissue paper on canvas 16×20

    Ryan Dempsay | Fluid CoffeeBar | Collage on canvas 16×20

    Ryan Dempsay | Fluid CoffeeBar | Natural air dry clay 12×12×6

    MEET ARTIST CORWIN LEVERICH

  • ARTIST STATEMENT
  • I am a filmmaker that takes pride in working in many different media. I work with video, photography, drawing, graphic design, and painting. I enjoy bold imagery with subtle nuances and actively seek to always improve my knowledge, skills, and technique.
  • FEATURED ARTWORK

    Corwin Leverich | Fluid Coffee Bar | Graphite on paper, 8×10

    Corwin Leverich | Fluid Coffee Bar | Mixed media, 16×20

    Corwin Leverich | Fluid Coffe Bar | Inkjet on paper, 8×10

    Corwin Leverich | Fluid Coffee Bar | Graphite, ink, and colored pencil on paper, 8×10

    Corwin Leverich | Fluid Coffee Bar | Inkjet on paper, 8×10

  • MEET ARTIST NATALIE PARKER

  • ARTIST STATEMENT
    Water-colorist and Mixed- Media artist. My art is very imaginative and full of surrealism. I love to create art that makes others smile.
  • FEATURED ARTWORK

    Natalie Parker | Fluid CoffeeBar | Ink, Watercolor & Gouache, Size 14 in x 17.5 in

    Natalie Parker | Fluid CoffeeBar | Ink & Watercolor, Size 14 in x 17.5 in

    Natalie Parker | Fluid CoffeeBar | Ink & Watercolor, Size 14 in x 17.5 in

  • MEET ARTIST JEREMIAH DEHNE

  • ARTIST STATEMENT
    Find me tattooing at Unity Studio in Valpo, IN
  • FEATURED ARTWORK

    Jeremiah Dehne | Fluid CoffeeBar | acrylic pigment on arches

  • MEET ARTIST BILLY POZZO

  • ARTIST STATEMENT

    Billy Pozzo is a Midwest contemporary artist, known for his highly skilled and versatile work in paint and sculpture. His mastery of realistic drawing and painting techniques also allow him to push the limits of his imagination while maintaining high craft when he explores the rough underbelly of life portrayed in often dark and humorous imagery.

    “I’m most often inspired by personal experiences and people I know. When I do a realistic portrait, I strive to tell something important about that person. My more imaginative caricature sculptures or paintings are often narratives that illustrate actual happenings and people, blended with darkness, humor and exaggeration.”

    In 2013, his painting, Self Portrait, received the Award of Excellence at the 70th Annual Salon Show at South Shore Arts, Munster, IN, Trained at the American Academy of Art in Chicago; Billy has spent much of his career working as a custom fabricator of large sculptural pieces for artists, museums and corporate clients.

  • FEATURED ARTWORK

    Billy Pozzo | Fluid Coffee Bar | Charcoal on Paper 28×21

    Billy Pozzo | Fluid Coffee Bar | Acrylic on Masonite 7 1/2 x 6 1/2

    Billy Pozzo | Fluid Coffee Bar | Charcoal on Paper 28×21

  • MEET ARTIST DIANE SANDBERG

  • ARTIST STATEMENT
    I am an Artist who works mainly in acrylic paint. I work with paint for its willingness to be transformed into graceful poetic forms of transparency and bold movement. My work creates distinct personal moments, often by applying abstraction. Interpretation and meaning are multifaceted in my work.
  • FEATURED ARTWORK

    Diane Sandberg | Fluid Coffee Bar | Acrylic on gallery canvas 16 x 25